THREE COMPANIES SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO OPERATE AMERICAN SAMOA'S

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PETROLEUM TERMINAL

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (November 10, 1998 - Samoa News)---Two American and one Australian petroleum companies have submitted proposals to the American Samoa Government (ASG) to become operator of the government petroleum terminal facility and to sell products worth millions of dollars.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for an operator was issued on October 1 with a deadline of November 4.

The Procurement Office confirmed yesterday that the three companies which have submitted proposals are Tesoro South Pacific, Mobil Oil/Australia and BP Petroleum.

The company awarded the contract will be the terminal operator for ASG's petroleum products storage facilities and fuel dock.

The proposals will now go through a Source Evaluation Board for review.

The Board's first meeting on the matter is scheduled for November 18, to be followed by a series of meetings with the individual companies.

The contract period will be for two years beginning March 1, 1999 and continuing through February. 28, 2001, with an option to renew the contract for one additional year through February 28, 2002.

Stories from the SAMOA NEWS, American Samoa's daily newspaper, may not be republished without permission. To contact the publisher, send e-mail to samoanews@samoatelco.com.

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